of this blind trust in men. Either way, jealousy causes people to misread reality and act irrationally. Rodrigo is a character who simply acts the way he does because of jealousy. Emilia understands that jealousy is like a monster that comes out of nowhere and becomes worse and worse over time. Iago thinks to himself if I can fasten but one cup upon him, with that which he hath drunk to-night already, Hell be as full of quarrel and offence as my young mistress dog.(2.3.9). Shakespeare has also shown his audience that it is very unwise to have such an extreme blind trust. Also in Act 1 Scene 3, Shakespeare uses Iagos soliloquy to reveal to the audience that he intends to play on the mistrust of women during the downfall of Othello. A prime example of how evidence can be used to provoke jealousy is seen through the handkerchief. It is ironic that Othello is a courageous solider but he cannot confront his wife. The central theme was based on the acts that characters had taken based on their jealous feelings. There is no more but this, away at once with love or jealousy!
This "false feeling" can be better explained in Emilia's response to Desdemonas cries: "But jealous souls will not be answer'd so; They are not ever jealous for the cause, But jealous for they are jealous: tis' a monster. This passage shows that even though Othello claims that he will not be conflicted by jealousy, step by step he is moving away from his claim and becomes jealous and filled with doubts. Within each of the characters in Othello was a level of jealousy, which Iago created by testing their pressure points for his benefit. It is also necessary to consider that Brabantios words have an effect on Othellos jealousy.
Shakespeare uses this false evidence throughout his play to show how easily people can be manipulated by jealousy. He is taking the audience on their journey through the exploration of the concepts and themes of jealousy. Iago says That thinks asses are. In Act 3 Scene 4, when Othello realises Desdemona does not have the handkerchief he is filled with jealousy and rage. This lays a foundation of mistrust in women that can be built upon. Finally, Iago uses Cassio and Desdemona to make Othello think and suspect that Desdemona is cheating on him. Jealousy, parker politics and religion thesis 2016 throughout the play, the most obvious jealousy is seen by Othello, the Christian Moor. In Act 1 Scene 3, Othello entrusts Desdemona to Iago. I have told thee often, and I re-tell thee again and again, I hate the Moor. He shows that once they are jealous, men are easily manipulated and lose all ability to use logic or reason. Shakespeare uses repetition of the word handkerchief to reinforce its importance.